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Defending the Rapidly Increasing Claims Against Individual Opioid Prescribers

With the opioid crisis heavily in the forefront of the public’s mind, particular attention must be given as new avenues for liability emerge. Most blame pharmaceutical companies for pushing drugs like Oxycontin, Vicodin, and Morphine into the market. However, patients are beginning to pursue more claims  against their individual prescribers, and both state and federal governments have begun to crack down on pharmacists and physicians who are over-providing opioid painkillers. With litigation on the rise, it is imperative that the defense bar prepare for the long road ahead by taking a close look at the new state prescriber laws as well as the statistics regarding opioid addiction and overdose.

Hall Booth Smith is quickly becoming an expert in defending opioid claims, and our attorneys have created a comprehensive guide focusing on the rapidly expanding law regarding opioid overdose and misuse. The purpose of this guide is to invigorate the defense bar with techniques and tools to defend medical malpractice actions arising out of a opioid prescription, addiction, and overdose, and to arm our clients with an aggressive, strategic defense.

To continue reading, click here: https://hallboothsmith.com/pdf/Opioid-Short-Paper.pdf